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Current Operating Frequency and Mode

QRT for the night.. back in the morning

SCHEDULED ACTIVITY: CQ 474.5 kHz CW by 1030z through sunrise most days, WX permitting

Band is not open yet, but another box has been checked in the process – stand by for more news!

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FEDERAL REGISTER PUBLICATION OF FCC 17-33 which created the 630-meter allocation in addition to rules for both 630-meter and 2200-meters has occurred.  This does NOT mean that the band will open under part-97 rules in less than 30-days rather it represents another benchmark in the overall process.  We still await a “sign off” from OMB to fund the coordination process with UTC, which was agreed upon by estimate prior to the publication of the Report and Order in March.  Once the approval is formally granted, the details for the UTC notification procedures will likely be released.  There is also another comment period somewhere in the mix.   A formal “start date” may not be known for a while.  The timing and order of all of these remaining items is very fluid.  Please continue to be patient.  We are making progress.